Well, its September now; the kids are back to school and some folks have made preparations to close summer cottages for the season. It is still officially summer, and green still abounds in the environment, but there are subtle changes that can be seen that tell of a change of seasons.
This autumn is shaping up to offer us fly fishermen some great opportunity. Our recent weather has been cooler, with daytime highs in the 60s. This is a great time to be outdoors and for us fly fishermen, this is a time of plenty.
HONESDALE, PA — A pair of invasive insects posing a deadly threat to our region’s forests will be the focus of two programs sponsored by the Wayne-Lackawanna Forest Landowners Association this weekend. Dr.
When it comes to our knowledge of the natural world, what we don’t know (or what we have been misinformed about via social media or exaggerated claims often fueled by fear) can cause harm. These misunderstandings sometimes lead to unfortunate outcomes for the targeted species.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary has announced that the fourth annual Lake to Lake 8k Trail Run will take place on Sunday, October 15 on the trails of Lacawac. It has added a 5k run/walk for 2017 in addition to the 8k and Dog Woods Walk.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) is the recipient of a major collection of flies, tied by the world’s pre-eminent fly tyers, past and present.
You’ve probably walked on a forest path or even a secondary road this summer in the morning when it was still cool and spotted bright red or orange newts on the trail or roadway. These are the commonly found red efts, or the immature stage of the red-spotted newt. Almost a florescent orange, they look as if they want to be found.
The Old Man phoned that day. He called me “ToTo.” I don’t know why, but hope it was out of some semblance of affection. He could be warm and charming at times, more often, short tempered and difficult. Probably related to his constant hip pain, medicated with various whiskies.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Join Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, for a haiku hike, “Amid Summer Silence.” Walk along the Upper Delaware River with stops along the way for writing, reading and reciting spontaneously created haiku. Emphasis on “Zen Beginner’s Mind” means that no writing experience is necessary.
Forests of the Upper Delaware River region are currently filled with the sounds of summer insects. I enjoy hearing them signal the rising heat of the day, or falling asleep with the windows open as the mesmerizing calls bring the night alive.